Arunachal Pradesh: CIHCS land issue stalemate ends

Itanagar, Mar 17 (PTI):  A land issue involving the Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) and locals, which has been pending since long, has been resolved after it was agreed that a compensation of Rs 5.97 crore would be granted to an umbrella body of land owners by the Centre. The stalemate was resolved following the intervention of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, a CMO report said.

Chairing a meeting with the CIHCS authorities and the land owners under the umbrella of Singchung Village Council Land Management Committee (SVCLMC) here on Monday, Khandu had advised both parties to resolve the matter at the earliest, keeping in mind the importance of having the CIHCS at Dahung in West Kameng district.

With both parties mandating Khandu for a solution, it was resolved in the meeting that the compensation, amounting to Rs 5.97 crore, as assessed and submitted by the district administration and as decided by the Union Ministry of Culture, would be granted to the SVCLMC as per the Jhum Land Regulation, 1947.

No other terms and conditions would henceforth be legally binding on the CIHCS, the report said.